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Black Thursday (7th May)

Posted by Cherubim on May 6, 2009

I received an email that calls out for everyone to wear black to express our dissatisfaction concerning the constitutional issue in Perak. Us Dandies propose, do wear black if you believe that the ruckus in Perak’s downright malicious and a nuisance (and I don’t mean one-sided, I mean on both sides of the issue). I certainly do. =)

Oh, we might prowl around with a camera capturing people wearing black, or not. How about everyone publishes pics of themselves (faces conveniently photoshopped out of course) wearing black together?

See ya!

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, Bersih, today called on Malaysians to protest the power grab in Perak and put on a show of civil disobedience by wearing black on May 7 in conjunction with the sitting of the state assembly.

In a press conference today, Bersih accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of orchestrating the political coup in Perak and lambasted him for allegedly failing to keep his promise made under his 1Malaysia philosophy which puts people first, saying that putting people first would mean giving the voters of Perak the chance to determine the state government.

Taking a leaf from other civil obedience movements such as those organised by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and even Umno’s “berkabung” movement to oppose the Malayan Union, Wong Chin Huat, a spokesman for Bersih, urged Malaysians who oppose the power grab to “let everyone see a sea of black walking into an office, market, mosque, temple, church, college, park, bus… let us be united in one black colour to show the world that the 1Malaysia under Najib Razak is 1BlackMalaysia living in darkness.”

Bersih also criticised the BN for practising “old politics” and trying to clamp down on media coverage and peaceful gatherings.

The Perak government had initially allowed only selected media to cover the assembly sitting. However, the decision was later reversed by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir.

The police have also warned political parties against organising mass gatherings in front of the state secretariat.

Teo Nie Ching, DAP’s federal legislator from Serdang, says that she was queried by the Police Special Branch after she tried to organise a bus to ferry supporters to Ipoh and expressed her disappointment with the Special Branch.

“Why stop us from going to witness the assembly?” she told reporters.

Lim Teck Ghee, who represented the Centre for Policy Initiatives, urged solidarity despite “a propaganda war” to tar dissenting views as unpatriotic and treasonous.

“It is the duty of Malaysians to oppose illegal and unconstitutional acts of power grabbing,” he declared. “We are the patriotic ones.”

Lim was referring to accusations from BN that Nizar was committing treason by going against the Sultan of Perak’s wishes that he resign as mentri besar.

The political crisis in Perak was triggered by the defection of four state representatives from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to BN earlier this year, giving BN an edge in numbers over PR in the state assembly.

The Perak state assembly speaker however, claimed that three of the representatives who defected had resigned but this was disputed by the latter, who got the backing of the Election Commission.

Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin, who maintains he is the rightful mentri besar, then sought permission from the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the state assembly to pave the way for a state election but his request was rejected and he was told to resign instead.

Nizar refused to resign but at the same time, Zambry was sworn in as the new mentri besar by the Sultan on February 6.

Since then, PR and BN have been locked in a struggle over who is the legitimate government of Perak and whether or not to dissolve the state assembly.

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Sourced from MalaysianInsider.com

5 Responses to “Black Thursday (7th May)”

  1. Antares said

    Let’s force Barisan Najis to change its name to Black Nipples.

  2. mauryaII said

    Why is there such an unholy haste to call for an EXCO sitting when the legitimate government in Perak is still moot?

    Even the courts of the land which has no judicial power to question the speaker has decided against him. Under these circumstances the question who is the legitimate MB of Perak is a forgone conclusion.

    The kangaroo courts in the land have already decided even when their sitting and decision is against the Contitution of Perak and Malaysia.

    What a farcical judiciary and royalty we have to protect the interests of the rakyat!

  3. suckmyjohnnniesjohn said

    live by the sword die by the sword ..fools!!!

  4. flyer168 said

    This nation’s rayaat & I share the “Despair & Hopelessness.”

    The Muslim Hadhari UMNO Ketuanan/BN Leaders are “Bankrupt of Intelligent, Legal, Constitutional, Political, Financial etc SOLUTIONS”….

    This is another of their “Wayang Kulit” when they already had THEIR “Master Plan” approved & their “Mercenaries” identified to undertake the coup d’etat, etc….

    They & their “Mercenaries” will always be in Denial & therefore resort to “Alternative Tactics” which can only be found in their Gutter Politics & Law of the Jungle “Holy Book”!

    Party promotions based on “patronisation, money politics, etc” without “Meritocracy and Proven Track Records” leads to “Leaders” that UMNO is inheriting – “Elite, Ketuanan UMNO BEGGARS”….

    Remember….One must always be MAGNANIMOUS in VICTORY….

    TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE ONE RIGHT….

    UMNO Baru is too deep in its 4th stage “Terminal Cancer” NOW, to be CURED”….Period!

    Through “Devine” intervention, UMNO, its Leaders & their Mercenaries are now “Outdoing & Destroying” each other with their “Power, Greed & Henious Crimes”.

    Every new day will be another “New Revelation” to reveal another “Truth” in its Self Destruct motion towards its “Demise”.

    Just give them enough rope to “Hang” themselves at every turn in their “Final” chapter.

    Moral of the story….when the PR Leader (Speaker) was under threat, where were the 2nd & 3rd line Leaders (ex-MB, etc) to provide backup, diversions, etc at the battlefront?

    UMNO/BN had their Legal & Operations Director in Datuk Shafee advising Zam before & during the adjournment, but PR had no equivalent….

    PR cannot just hold on to their “Constitutional Rights” alone but have to “Think, Plan, Strategise & ACT” beyond “Outside the Box”….

    To counter whatever is at “Play” accordingly….

    PR Speaker should have nominated ex-MB, etc to send off Raja Nazrin with the “Threatening” situation at hand….

    If PR Speaker & ex-MB thought they had managed to have a “Word or Two” with Raja Nazrin to support them, then they are “Mistaken” as UMNO/BN has Raja Nazrin by his Orbs/Jugulars”

    The PR Aduns were “Outmatched & mislead into UMNO/BN’s TRAP”.

    Further they have been “ZOMBIED & DUMBED” by the UMNO/BN’s Bomoh spell to finally be “OVERWHELMED” by UMNO/BN’s Charade at the Dewan sitting to unlawfully & physically remove their PR “Speaker”….

    Never underestimate your opponents, especially when they play by their “Gutter Politics & Law of the Jungle” Holybook.

    Do keep up your “Prayers” to God Almighty in your own way for “Sanity, Human Rights, Justice, Freedom, Equality & Peace to “Prevail” over “EVIL”

    Devine Intervention works Wonders.

    Cheers.

  5. sexitim said

    Well, other than the fact that it seems pretty obvious that Najib’s team is working overtime with many recent popular moves (such as the child conversion and 30% bumi equity) to ensure his concept doesn’t die in the same embarrassing manner as Badawi (regardless of how superficial the efforts seem), it seems that they’ve finally found the “secret ingredient”……….*drum roll*

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